Introducing the MBA Student Ambassadors

Friday, November 9, 2018
The MBA Ambassadors are eager to answer your questions about the top-ranked Belk College MBA.

Greetings from the MBA Ambassador team! My name is Kelly Lorton and I am completing my first year in the MBA program at the Belk College of Business. I am originally from Minnesota, but I moved down to North Carolina after completing my undergraduate degree at Drake University in 2016. After working for a few years I realized that I wanted to pursue my graduate degree, and UNC Charlotte quickly proved itself to be the perfect choice for me.

My time at UNC Charlotte has reaffirmed my passion for learning, increased my confidence and expanded my network in the Charlotte area. I have enjoyed being able to take topics we have learned in class and directly apply them to my role as a Business Initiatives Consultant. I don’t know where my career will take me, but I am certain that the skills I am learning today will translate into my future business goals.

As a Student Ambassador for the MBA program, I have enjoyed the opportunity to interact with potential new students, like you, and help answer questions about the program.

Please reach out to our team of Ambassadors if there is anything you would like to learn about our top-ranked program at UNC Charlotte!

Jackson Switzer,
MBA Ambassador

Program (Full-Time, Part-Time):

Part-Time

Concentration/Area of Emphasis:

Innovation and Growth Strategies

Current Employer:

Albemarle Corporation

Position:

New Business Development

Anticipated Graduation:

Summer 2019

Undergraduate Institution and Degree:

University of Alabama, Chemistry (also have a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Tech)

Favorite Place in Charlotte:

U.S. National Whitewater Center

Hometown:

Gulfport, MS

Dream Job:

Chief Technology Officer

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Kelly lorton, 
MBA Ambassador

Program (Full-Time, Part-Time):

Part-Time

Concentration/Area of Emphasis:

Student Structured (Strategic Management)

Current Employer:

Wells Fargo SBA Lending

Position:

Business Initiatives Consultant

Anticipated Graduation:

Spring 2020

Undergraduate Institution and Degree:

Drake University, Management & Marketing Management

Favorite Place in Charlotte:

U.S. National Whitewater Center

Hometown:

Bloomington, MN

Dream Job:

Own and manage a horse ranch in the mountains out West

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MARC RIZZO, 
MBA Ambassador

Program (Full-Time, Part-Time):

Full-Time

Concentration/Area of Emphasis:

Business Analytics

Current Employer:

Currently in school, but previously worked in healthcare as a licensed mental health therapist for several years

Position:

Graduate Assistant

Anticipated Graduation:

Summer 2019

Undergraduate Institution and Degree:

Master’s Degree from Colorado State University and Bachelor's Degree from Creighton University

Hometown:

Shoreview, MN

Dream Job:

Healthcare Administrator and Analyst

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TIM HEDGEPETH, 
MBA Ambassador

Program (Full-Time, Part-Time):

Part-Time

Current Employer:

United Community School

Position:

Founder and Director of Operations

Anticipated Graduation:

May 2020

Undergraduate Institution and Degree:

UNC Charlotte, Biology

Favorite Place in Charlotte:

The EPICENTRE

Hometown:

Boston, MA

Dream Job:

My Current Job

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